Andrew here, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.
Having found out at UK Antiques Roadshow that the battered old watch we had in the back of our wardrobe was in fact a 1931 Rolex Silver Prince (yep, not joking!), I decided to find myself a daily wearer that's a bit cheaper!
Loving the style of the Rolex, I found myself drawn to the 1920/30s Illinois watches, as they look fabulous, and there are many to choose from, as I'm sure you all know
Anyway, these are our watches.
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and my Illinois...
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The Illinois was purchased last week on eBay, for the (I hope) bargain price of £8.50!
It needs a bit of work, and that's where I'm hoping you guys (and gals) may be able to help.
I need to identify which new crystal I need, which second hand, and also which winding stem and Crown I need. Can anyone help please?
Photo of movement...
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I think (please correct me if wrong) that it's an Illinois Kingston, not Ensign, as the seconds are at 6 not 9, and that the movement is a 607 17j movement, size 6/0 but that's as far as I can get. Anyone know what crystal code I should be looking for, and what the various numbers against winding stems mean?
Really enjoying researching and finding out about these lovely watches in my new hobby.